Adams AQT SERIES Building Set User Manual

Adam Equipment
AQT SERIES
(P.N. 4328, Rev. B3., January 2008)
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CONTENTS
1.0
INTRODUCTION............................................................................................................2
2.0
SPECIFICATIONS .........................................................................................................3
3.0
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS ..............................................................................................4
4.0
PARTS DESCRIPTION..................................................................................................5
5.0
PREPARATION .............................................................................................................6
5.1
SETTING UP THE BALANCE ....................................................................................6
5.2
INSTALLING BATTERIES AND POWER...................................................................6
6.0
WEIGHING ....................................................................................................................7
6.1
BEFORE WEIGHING .................................................................................................7
6.2
WEIGHING PROCEDURES.......................................................................................7
7.0
SETTING OF FUNCTIONS............................................................................................8
7.1
ENTER FUNCTION SETTING MODE........................................................................8
7.2
SELECTION OF AUTO SHUT OFF MODE................................................................8
7.2
SELECTION OF AUTO BACKLIGHT MODE .............................................................8
7.3
UNITS SELECTION (FOR AQT 200 ONLY) ..............................................................9
8.0
CALIBRATION .............................................................................................................10
8.1
AUTO CALIBRATION (FOR AQT 200 ONLY)..........................................................10
9.0
ERROR MESSAGES ...................................................................................................11
10.0 REPLACEMENT PARTS AND ACCESSORIES.............................................................12
11.0 SERVICE INFORMATION ..............................................................................................12
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1.0 INTRODUCTION
The AQT series includes an economical range of balances tailored for
varied weighing applications. The main features are as follows.
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Runs using battery or AC Adapter supplied as standard
Auto power off to save the battery
Low battery indicator
Net weight/stability indication
Auto zero tracking
Various weighing units available
Integral security bracket
Spirit level for balancing
Large LCD (6 digits 15 mm high)
Auto backlight
Draft shield as standard on all models
Large stainless steel weighing pan
Auto calibration using the keypad
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2.0 SPECIFICATIONS
Model #
Maximum
Capacity
Readability
Resolution
Repeatability
(Std Dev)
Linearity ±
Units of
Measure
Stabilisation
Time
Operating
Temperature
Power
Supply
Calibration
Calibration
Mass
Display
Draught
shield
(w x d x h)
Balance
Housing
Pan Size
Overall
Dimensions
(w x d x h)
Net Weight
Features
AQT-200
AQT- 250
AQT-600
AQT-1500
AQT-2000
AQT-5000
200g
250g
600g
1500g
2000g
5000g
0.01g
1:20,000
0.1g
1:2500
0.1g
1:6000
0.1g
1:15,000
1g
1:2000
1g
1:5000
0.02g
0.1g
0.1g
0.2g
1g
1g
0.02g
g/ct./ oz/ dwt/
tLT/ tLS/ tLH
0.1g
0.1g
0.2g
1g
1g
g / ct. / oz. / dwt
3 seconds
kg / g / lb /oz
2 seconds
3 seconds
2 seconds
0ºC to 40ºC
32ºF to 104ºF
12VAC @ 150mA adapter or 6x AA batteries
Push button calibration using external mass
200g
250g
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600g
1500g
6 digit LCD, 15mm digits, with backlight
180 x 158 x 82mm
(7.1" x 6.2" x 3.2")
ABS Plastic
130mm diameter (5.1” diameter)
195 x 240 x 70mm
(7.7" x 9.4" x 2.8")
without breeze shield
1.2 kg. (2.6 lb)
Low battery, Stable and Zero indications
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2000g
5000g
3.0 SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
All safety messages are identified by the following words "WARNING" and
"CAUTION". These words mean the following:
WARNING
CAUTION
Important information to alert you to a
situation that might cause serious
injury and damage to your property if
instructions are not followed.
Important information that tells how to
prevent damage to equipment.
When using the balance, following safety precautions should always be followed
WARNING
Use the AC adapter designed by the manufacturer for the balance. Other
adapters may cause damage to the balance.
CAUTION
• Avoid installing the balance in direct sunlight- this may cause poor
performance or malfunctions.
• Do not mix different type of batteries. Replace all the batteries at the
same time.
• If the balance is not to be used for a long period of time, remove all
batteries from the battery compartment to avoid leakage which may
cause damage to the instrument.
• Avoid overloading or dropping material onto the platform as that
could damage the balance.
• Do not spill liquids on the balance as it is not water-resistant. Liquids
may damage the case and if it gets inside the balance it may cause
damage to the electronics.
• Material that has a static electric charge could influence the
weighing. Discharge the static electricity of the samples, if possible.
Another solution to the problem is to wipe both sides of the pan and
the top of the case with an anti-static agent.
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4.0 PARTS DESCRIPTION
BEHIND
AC adapter socket
TOP
Stainless Steel pan
Platform
LCD display
[On/Off] key
Turns the balance power
on/off
[Unit] key
Changes weighing units. Also
used when calibrating
[Tare] key
Sets display to zero or tares
the balance
BOTTOM
Battery compartment
Battery compartment cover
Batteries are not included
DISPLAY
Weighing units
ZERO indicator
Indicates when the balance
zero is correct.
STABLE indicator
Indicates when the reading is
stable.
Low battery indicator
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5.0 PREPARATION
5.1
SETTING UP THE BALANCE
CAUTION
• Avoid installing the balance in direct sunlight that may cause poor
performance or malfunctions.
• Place the balance on a firm weighing table so that the balance is
levelled. The balance will not perform accurately when it is not
levelled.
• Level by adjusting the feet to centre the bubble in the spirit level.
• Remove the shipping protection screw and round cover as shown
below using the Allen key supplied in the box. (It is advisable to keep
the shipping protection screw and the round cover along with the
packing box for using during shipping to another location in future).
Shipping protection screw
Round cover around the screw
• Place the platform (comes separately packed) in the receptacles on
the top cover. Place the stainless steel pan. (See the diagram on
page 5).
• Do not press with excessive force as it could damage the load cell
inside.
• Place the balance on a firm and flat surface for accurate weighing.
5.2
INSTALLING BATTERIES AND POWER
Remove the battery compartment cover and insert six batteries (R6P/LR6
/AA size) into the battery compartment. Take extreme care in placing the
positive and negative polarities correctly.
Alternately, plug in the AC adapter into the socket at the rear of the
balance. The AC input requirement could be 100, 120, 220, 230 or 240
Volts (50/60Hz) depending on the location where it is used. Verify the
adapter is correct.
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6.0 WEIGHING
6.1
BEFORE WEIGHING
Be aware of the Automatic power-off function. If the Automatic power-off
function is active it will turn the balance off after 2 minutes of inactivity.
6.2
WEIGHING PROCEDURES
• Press [On/Off] to turn on the balance.
When power is turned on, all display segments appear on LCD for a
few seconds and finally on the display "0.00" will appear along with
the last selected units.
• Select the weighing unit with [Unit].
Press [Unit] to select a weighing unit, eg. "g" / "ct" / "oz" or "dwt" .
Once the unit has been selected, the weight will be displayed in the
selected unit and a symbol for the weight will be shown.
• Start weighing
• If you do not use a container for weighing
Verify the reading is "0.00". If not, press [Tare] to display "0.00".
Place the objects on the weighing pan to weigh.
When the reading becomes stable, the stable indicator is displayed.
• If you use a container for weighing
Place an empty container on the pan.
Wait for the stability indicator to be displayed and press [Tare].
Place the objects to be weighed in the container.
When the reading becomes stable, the stable indicator is displayed.
Only the net weight is displayed.
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7.0 SETTING OF FUNCTIONS
7.1
ENTER FUNCTION SETTING MODE
• Press [On/Off] to turn the power off.
• Press [Tare] first, then press [On/Off], while keeping [Tare]
pressed. The display will show "A-On" or "A-OFF".
7.2
SELECTION OF AUTO SHUT OFF MODE
• When the display shows "A-On" or "A-OFF" press [Unit] to select auto
shut off setting mode.
• Press [Tare] to choose "On" or "OFF" mode,
"A-On" means auto shut off function is active.
"A-OFF" means this function is inactive.
• Turn off the power and then turn it on again to enter the normal
weighing mode. The delay time will be about 2 minutes.
7.2
SELECTION OF AUTO BACKLIGHT MODE
• Next press [Unit] to enter the backlight setting mode. The display
will show "L-On" or "L-OFF".
• Press [Tare] to choose "On" or "OFF" mode,
"L-On" means auto backlight function is active.
"L-OFF" means this function is inactive, i.e. backlight is shut off.
• Turn off the power and then turn it on again to enter the normal
weighing mode.
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7.3
UNITS SELECTION (FOR AQT 200 ONLY)
• Next press [Unit] to enter the units selection mode, the display will
show "On ct".
• Press [Tare] to select On or OFF.
On means this weighing unit is enabled,
OFF means this unit is disabled.
• Press [Unit] to go to the next weighing unit. The following weighing
units can be selected in sequence.
ct – oz – dwt – tL.H – tL.S – tL.T (Note: g is always activated)
• Turn the balance off and back to on again to return to normal
operation.
NOTE: It is recommended that the balance is used in a location with
sufficient light so that the backlight function can be turned off to
maximise the battery life.
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8.0 CALIBRATION
• Calibration may be required when the balance is initially installed or
if the balance is moved from a location.
• With time and use, mechanical deviations may occur. Therefore
calibrate the balance whenever the best accuracy is required or
when any deviation is observed during weighing a test weight.
• Before calibrating it is necessary to have the proper calibration
weights. The weights should be known to an accuracy that is
appropriate for the balance being calibrated, for example, OIML
Class M1 type or ASTM E617 Class 4. If you do not have proper
weights do not attempt calibration.
Model
Calibration
Weight
8.1
AQT-200
100g
Or
200g
AQT- 250
200g
Or
250g
AQT-600
500g
Or
600g
AQT-1500
1000g
Or
1500g
AQT-2600
1000g
Or
2000g
AQT-2000
1000g
Or
2000g
AQT-5000
2000g
Or
5000g
AUTO CALIBRATION (FOR AQT 200 ONLY)
• Before entering calibration mode, press [On/Off] to turn the power
on for 1 minute.
Enter calibration mode
• Press [On/Off] to turn the power off.
• Press [Unit] first and then press [On/Off], while keeping the [Unit]
key pressed. The display will show the A/D value. Then press [Unit]
and the display will show the last calibration value used, press [Tare]
to choose either 100g or 200g.
Calibration
• Wait for the stable indicator to be displayed,
• Press [Unit] - the display will show “L 100" or “L 200”, with the "L"
flashing.
Place the appropriate weight on the platform. A beep will be heard
after a few seconds and the display will show the weights value.
• Press [On/Off], to turn off the power.
• Press [On/Off] to turn on the power again. Place maximum weight
(200g) on the platform to verify weighing is correct. If not, repeat the
calibration.
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8.2
AUTO CALIBRATION FOR ALL OTHER MODELS
• Before entering calibration mode, press [On/Off] to turn the power
on for 1 minute.
Enter calibration mode
• Press [On/Off] to turn the power off.
• Press [Unit] first and then press [On/Off], while keeping the [Unit]
key pressed. The display will show the last calibration value used
(For example, “ L – 1000”), press [Tare] to choose between the two
calibration weight values. When you have made your selection press
[Unit] and the display will show the A/D value.
Calibration
• Wait for the stable indicator to be displayed,
• Press [Unit] -the display will show "00SAVE". After 2 seconds, the
display will return to A/D value.
• Place the required weight on the platform. This is the weight that you
selected as your calibration weight value earlier.
• After the stable indicator is displayed press [Unit]
• The display will show "00SAVE". The calibration in complete now.
• Press [On/Off] to turn the power off. Press [On/Off] to turn on the
power again,
• Place full weight (eg.2000g for AQT2000) on the platform to verify
weighing is correct. If not, repeat the calibration procedure.
9.0 ERROR MESSAGES
EEEEHI
Overload
EEEELO
A/D value too low
Low battery
Note: Calibration may be required before weighing. Read section 8.0 on
"CALIBRATION" first and if necessary calibrate your balance for accurate
weighing.
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10.0 REPLACEMENT PARTS AND ACCESSORIES
If you need to order any spare parts and accessories, contact your supplier or Adam
Equipment. A partial list of such items is as follows•
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Power Supply Adapter
In use cover
Stainless Steel Pan
11.0 SERVICE INFORMATION
This manual covers the details of operation. If you have a problem with the scale
that is not directly addressed by this manual then contact your supplier for
assistance. In order to provide further assistance, the supplier will need the
following information which should be kept ready:
A. Details of your company
-Name of your company:
-Contact person’s name:
-Contact telephone, e-mail,
fax or any other methods:
B. Details of the unit purchased
(This part of information should always be available for any future
correspondence. We suggest you to fill in this form as soon as the unit is
received and keep a print-out in your record for ready reference.)
Model name of the scale:
Serial number of the unit:
Software revision number
(Displayed when power is first turned on):
Date of Purchase:
Name of the supplier and place:
C. Brief description of the problem
Include any recent history of the unit. For example:
-Has it been working since it’s delivered
-Has it been in contact with water
-Damaged from a fire
-Electrical Storms in the area
-Dropped on the floor, etc.
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WARRANTY INFORMATION
Adam Equipment offers Limited Warranty (Parts and Labour) for the
components failed due to defects in materials or workmanship. Warranty
starts from the date of delivery.
During the warranty period, should any repairs be necessary, the purchaser
must inform its supplier or Adam Equipment Company. The company or its
authorised Technician reserves the right to repair or replace the
components at the purchaser’s site or any of its workshops depending on
the severity of the problems at no additional cost. However, any freight
involved in sending the faulty units or parts to the service centre should be
borne by the purchaser.
The warranty will cease to operate if the equipment is not returned in the
original packaging and with correct documentation for a claim to be
processed. All claims are at the sole discretion of Adam Equipment.
This warranty does not cover equipment where defects or poor performance
is due to misuse, accidental damage, exposure to radioactive or corrosive
materials, negligence, faulty installation, unauthorised modifications or
attempted repair or failure to observe the requirements and
recommendations as given in this User Manual.
Repairs carried out under the warranty does not extend the warranty period.
Components removed during the warranty repairs become the company
property.
The statutory right of the purchaser is not affected by this warranty. The
terms of this warranty is governed by UK law. For complete details on
Warranty Information, see the terms and conditions of sale available on our
web-site.
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Manufacturer’s Declaration of Conformity
This product has been manufactured in accordance with the harmonised European standards,
following the provisions of the below stated directives:
Electro Magnetic Compatibility Directive 89/336/EEC
Low Voltage Directive 73/23/EEC
Adam Equipment Co. Ltd.
Bond Avenue, Denbigh East
Milton Keynes, MK1 1SW
United Kingdom
FCC COMPLIANCE
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device,
pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. The
equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference in which case
the user will be required to correct the interference at his own expense.
Shielded interconnect cables must be employed with this equipment to insure compliance with the
pertinent RF emission limits governing this device.
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Adam Equipment could void the user's
authority to operate the equipment.
WEEE COMPLIANCE
Any Electrical or Electronic Equipment (EEE) component or assembly of parts intended to be
incorporated into EEE devices as defined by European Directive 2002/95/EEC must be recycled or
disposed using techniques that do not introduce hazardous substances harmful to our health or the
environment as listed in Directive 2002/95/EC or amending legislation. Battery disposal in Landfill
Sites is more regulated since July 2002 by regulation 9 of the Landfill (England and Wales)
Regulations 2002 and Hazardous Waste Regulations 2005. Battery recycling has become topical
and the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations are set to impose targets
for recycling.
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years experience in the production and sale of electronic weighing equipment.
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